Man Who Shot Osama Bin Laden Relives the Moment he Killed Him on TikTok | 22 Words

The man who shot and killed Osama Bin Laden has relived the moment he killed him during a tell-all interview on TikTok, and it is one of the most remarkable yet harrowing things you will ever hear.

 

Osama Bin Laden will forever be remembered as one of the evilest human beings on this planet.

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And, up until the day of his assassination in 2011, the terror-group leader was one of the most wanted people in the world.

So, when Bin Laden was finally shot and killed by Navy Seal Robert O'Neill, the world rejoiced at the news...

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But for O'Neill, it was a life-changing moment.

And now...

The former Navy Seal has spoken out publically about that very moment when he shot one of the most dangerous terrorists in the world. Here's the full story...

Now, Osama Bin Laden was the founder of the pan-Islamic militant organization al-Qaeda...

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And the amount of pain he brought upon our world is unfathomable.

He was born in Saudi Arabia...

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And had studied at a college in the country until 1979, when he joined Mujahideen forces in Pakistan fighting against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. He helped to fund the Mujahideen by funneling arms, money, and fighters from the Arab world into Afghanistan, and gained popularity amongst many Arabs.

In 1988, he formed al-Qaeda...

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And, after being banished from Saudi Arabia, he shifted his base to Sudan until U.S pressure forced him to relocate to Afghanistan. This is when he declared war against the United States, initiating a series of bombings and attacks.

Of course, the most devastating attack plotted by Bin Laden was the September 11 attacks that took place in New York City.

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A total of 2,977 people were tragically killed on that day, and it ultimately initiated the War on Terror by the United States.

Following September 11, Bin Laden became the subject of a decade-long international manhunt...

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And from 2001 to 2011, he was a major target of the United States, with the FBI offering a $25 million bounty in their search for him.

The terror leader's whereabouts went unknown for years...

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But on May 2nd, 2011, Bin Laden was finally tracked down by a United States military operations unit where he was found hiding out at a house in Abbottabad, Pakistan, with his wife and their small child.

Bin Laden was shot and killed on that day...

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And when the news was confirmed by the then-president, Barack Obama, the entire world erupted into celebration.

The person who carried out the lethal shot was former Navy Seal, Robert O'Neill...

And now, almost a decade on, he has decided to speak out publically about that fateful day.

O'Neill, who now works as a motivational speaker, served as a Navy Seal for over a decade...

And played a part in a number of high-profile operations, including the rescue of the famous Captain Phillips after he was abducted by Somalian pirates.

O'Neill recently appeared on The Brilliantly Dumb Show...

And he discussed in harrowing detail exactly what happened when he encountered Osama Bin Laden face-to-face.

O'Neill was asked when it hit him that he'd shot Osama Bin Laden, to which he responded with:

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"It hit me after I shot him. Bin Laden was pushing his wife towards me and I was 3 feet away from him. And I am looking in his eyes and thinking, that's his nose, that's him, he is not surrendering, he is a threat. I've got to kill him."

The Navy Seal had a vital shot to make in such a tense situation.

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"I shot him over his wife, Amal, twice and then once again, and I pulled her towards me because you can sort of tell when there is a threat. And she wasn't a threat, so I pulled her and as I'm moving her I can hear him taking his last breath, smoke out of his head where I just shot him."

O'Neill then recalled the moment he realized Bin Laden's son was present.

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"His 2-year-old son is standing there, and I remember looking at this kid as a father and thinking, 'this poor kid's got nothing to do with this'."

He continued:

"So I picked him up, I put her (Amal) on the bed and her son on top of her, and I turn around and other Navy Seals are coming, I am the only guy in the room other than Bin Laden. And I see Navy Seals doing what I call, Navy Seal s***."

Also speaking on the show, O'Neill's dad Tom opened up about his trepidation as President Obama broke the news to the nation.

"My neighbors could hear me screaming at the television set, 'cause I haven't heard (if Robert had survived). It was horrible."

The video on TikTok has been viewed more than 8.8 million times...

And of course, people all around the world have been left stunned and fascinated by O'Neill's remarkable story.

You can watch the interview here:

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